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  • After Disappearing For More Than 3 Years, Why The Lucky Stiff Returns To The Internet

    After Disappearing For More Than 3 Years, Why The Lucky Stiff Returns To The Internet

    With few exceptions, the world of developers (and startups in general), is really known for its scandals. But when Ruby icon Why the Luck Stuff (also known simply as _why) suddenly took all of his projects offline - including the famous Why's (poignant) Guide to Ruby - offline in August 2009, there was quite a bit of uproar and anger in the programming community. _why had always guarded his… Read More

  • 5 Ways To Learn Code From The Comfort Of Your Own Browser

    5 Ways To Learn Code From The Comfort Of Your Own Browser

    One of the big trends of the past couple years, spurred the growing demand for programmers, is the rise of in-browser programming tutorials. Gone are the days when you'd have to buy a book and configure a development environment before you could get your hands dirty with a little code. Maybe you want to start learning on your work computer and don't have access to install a programming… Read More

  • You’ve Got To Admit It’s Getting Better

    You’ve Got To Admit It’s Getting Better

    "I hate almost all software. It's unnecessary and complicated at almost every layer ... you don't understand how fucked the whole thing is," rants Ryan Dahl, the much- (and rightly-) lauded creator of Node.js. "It really, truly, is all crap. And it’s so much worse than anybody realizes," agrees Zack Morris, who went on to add, "The industry has backed itself into a corner and can’t even see… Read More

  • Next Year's Headline: Microsoft fails to do anything significant with Powerset

    There is one glaring detail that everyone who reported on the Microsoft-Powerset acquisition has failed to mention: Powerset is a Unix based company. All of its core components – its applications, its packaging system, and its continuous integration system – were designed and written to run on a Unix platform. As a large software company, Microsoft is a big supporter of its own… Read More